Madhya Pradesh: Congress Govt Waives Farm Loans On Day 1 Itself
Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "1 done. 2 to go".
Bhopal: Loans of up to Rs two lakh of Madhya Pradesh farmers will be waived, with Chief Minister Kamal Nath Monday signing a file to the effect.
The move follows a promise by Congress president Rahul Gandhi during the poll campaign that if people of Madhya Pradesh voted for Congress, then they would implement farmers’ loan waiver within 10 days of coming to power.
After Nath signed on the file pertaining to waiving off farmers’ loans of up to Rs two lakh, Principal Secretary, Farmers’ Welfare and Agriculture Development Department, Rajesh Rajora issued the loan waiver order.
The order said: Madhya Pradesh Government has taken a decision to write off short-term crop loan of eligible farmers up to the limit of Rs two lakh, as on March 31, 2018, from nationalised and cooperative banks.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi also tweeted “1 done. 2 to go”, referring to the states of Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where the party has also promised loan waivers.
CM, Madhya Pradesh, waives farm loans.
2 to go.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 17, 2018
Amar Ujala published a copy of the letter signed by the M.P. chief minister.
(With PTI inputs)